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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Tom Wacker rings Red Kettle Salvation Army bell again at Pick 'n Save

Charity, Helping others, Holidays

Tis the season! The  Salvation Army Red Kettles are out and about in shopping malls and in front of local businesses.

This year, the Bluemound Pick 'n Save in the Brownstones shopping mall is again allowing the Salvation Army bell ringers to collect donations in front of their store. Thank you, Pick 'n Save! (The Red Kettle is located outside at the east entrance.)

Brookfield resident Tom Wacker* and long time bell ringer will be manning the kettle at the Pick 'n Save at various times between now and Christmas.

Tom used to be a fixture at the Elm Grove Sentry store at Christmas time, but since that store closed and became a Sendik's, they no longer allow the Salvation Army to collect at their location. (Many have tried to convince them otherwise, but they won't budge on that issue. Sendik's says they contribute to local charities through their Food magazine and in other ways.) 

Tom sent out this message to his past supporters: 

Now is that special time of the year when I look forward to sharing some Christmas good wishes and help raise funds for my favorite charity, the Salvation Army.  This past year has presented more than a few of us with some special challenges.  But I think you'll agree that they pale in significance compared to the most difficult problems encountered by those of us that the Salvation Army serves.  And as always, they deliver those services in a most caring and efficient way. 
If you care to, please join me in contributing to their fine work.  Through your generous gifts, last year I was able to "stuff the kettle" with a total of $1740 in checks from you! 

Tom is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit, so stop by, say hello, and throw something in the pot!

                                                        Monday, 12/8 from 6-9pm
                                                        Wednesday, 12/10 from 6-9pm
                                                        Friday, 12/12 from 6-9pm
                                                        Tuesday, 12/16 from 6-9pm
                                                        Thursday, 12/18 from 6-9pm
                                                        Saturday, 12/20 from noon-6pm.
*If the Wacker name sounds familiar, Tom is married to Mary Wacker, the Forensics coach from East High School. I am not sure if she is still coaching this year.

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